The Media Line led over twenty years ago in pioneering the American independent news agency in the Middle East, arguably the first in the region. We have always stayed true to our mission: to provide you with contextual sourced and trustworthy news. In an age of fake news masquerading as journalism, The Media Line plays a crucial role in providing fact-based news that deserves your support.
We're proud of the dozens of young students we've trained in our Press and Policy Student Program who will form the vanguard of the next generation of journalists to the benefit of countless millions of news readers.
Look out for exciting new additions as we enter 2022.
We thank our loyal readers and wish you all the happiest of holidays.
The Media Line
The Media Line, the American news agency covering the Middle East, is proud to present our dynamic new online experience in journalism.
As one of the first contextual American news sources established 20 years ago, we opened the gateway to coverage of the region through our team of seasoned journalists. We were the region’s first multi-media site and the first to create a Mideast blog registry.
Once again, The Media Line is proud of leading and has created a personalized experience in news coverage for you, our loyal readers.
We believe journalism is vital and must be held to its original purpose. So we have separated our news wells and our important voices from the streets.
We present Mideast Streets, a shout-out from the streets of the region in multi-media format from photos to videos, events to happenings, protests to innovations and a cross section of the region’s most cogent blogs.
We invite you to become part of the conversation.
Our acclaimed Mideast Daily News, created by Michael Friedson, will remain a free service of The Media Line and will continue to be the “go-to” place for terse, truthful and timely reporting.
Our exciting reworked Mideast Mindset section brings you the news from the Arab and Israeli media in their own words and thoughts.
The Media Line was created to bring critical, contextual news stories—always sourced to reach the highest standards of journalism.
The Media Line is independent and non-profit -- not affiliated with any government, NGO or political position.
We look forward to bringing you many new, cutting edge and engaging features.
The Media Line building upon its original Mideast Blog Registry creates a marketplace of ideas and thoughts.